My current installation has become corrupted – the GUI dialogues are all the wrong size, and for some reason configuration data is not saved – I use serialised config. I have installed a fresh version, as I also want to switch to a database managed configuration. I am using the Joomla 2.5 bridge to manage log ins.
Is there a simple way of transfering the existing users and repositories to the new installation such that the exisitng users do not need to be manually recreated? I have copied the serialised files over, and the information now appears in the user_rights table in the database. I have updated the Joomla plugin to point to the new installation, and reset the Joomla cache. However it is not recognising the users. There are also no users in the users table (except the initial installation admin). Does something else need to be done?